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Opinion: Rays' Montreal play has huge ripples - and likely means end of MLB in Tampa
With the Rays exploring the option of playing games in Montreal in the future, it creates a significant ripple effect on the baseball landscape.       
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Trump will ‘think about’ inviting NBA champ Raptors to White House
With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seated steps away, President Trump said Thursday that he’d “think about” whether to invite the NBA champion Toronto Raptors to the White House. “They played phenomenal basketball,” he said about Canada’s first NBA champs. “I watched a little bit of it. They were really terrific. Congratulations … that was...
New York Post
Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Leaving the Charity They Share With Prince William and Kate Middleton
There's a simple explanation for the split
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Girls in Tech Catalyst inspires women not to be ‘hidden figures’
The Girls in Tech Catalyst conference featured speakers who wanted to inspire women to excel in technology jobs. They told women not to be "hidden figures."
VentureBeat | Tech News That Matters
Roy Moore is running again for U.S. Senate
The announcement brings a new level of uncertainty and attention to the GOP fight for Democratic Sen. Doug Jones' seat.       
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Sex Harassment Laws Toughened in New York: ‘Finally This Is Happening’
The #MeToo movement, along with a year of advocacy by former staffers who had reported harassment, helped usher in the changes in Albany.
The New York Times
Google is giving up on tablets
If you're someone who saw the potential in the Pixel Slate, despite its software issues, we have some bad news. Google is no longer planning to make any tablet hardware going forward and will put all its resources behind laptops in the future. In a s...
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Rays looking into splitting season between Tampa and Montreal
And you thought the Islanders had it bad. Major League Baseball’s executive council has given the Rays the “permission to explore” a split season between Tampa Bay and Montreal, commissioner Rob Manfred announced at the conclusion of the owners’ meetings Thursday in Midtown. “The purpose of a split season would be to preserve baseball in...
New York Post
Google's Not Going to Make Tablets Anymore
Google has no future plans to release additional tablet devices and has even canceled two models that were in development, the company confirmed to Computerworld today. Google has not released a tablet in 2019, but did come out with the Pixel Slate in 2018. Google was working on two smaller tablets, but ultimately decided to stop focusing on the tablet form factor in favor of laptops. The Pixel Slate was Google's first Pixel-branded tablet offering, and as Computerworld clarifies, Google considers a tablet to be a device that detaches completely from a keyboard base or has no physical keyboard at all. Google considers its two-in-one convertible devices like the Pixelbook to be laptops, not tablets. Google announced its plans to discontinue work on tablets to employees yesterday, and those working on tablet-related projects will be reassigned.A Google spokesperson directly confirmed all of these details to me. The news was revealed at an internal company meeting on Wednesday, and Google is currently working to reassign employees who were focused on the abandoned projects onto other areas. Many of them, I'm told, have already shifted over to the laptop side of that same self-made hardware division.It's not clear why Google has ultimately decided not to pursue the tablet form factor, but the company may be finding it difficult to compete with Apple and Samsung, the top two tablet vendors worldwide. Apple's iPad is responsible for the most worldwide shipments, and over the course of the last few years, Apple has been aiming to hit all price points with the 6th-generation iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro models. Google plans to continue offering support and updates for the Pixel Slate until June 2024, and the Chrome OS team will continue to focus on tablets and laptops in its software development. Though Google is discontinuing its own tablets, there are other manufacturers who produce Chrome-based tablets. Google will be shifting focus to laptops, with a laptop-oriented Pixelbook product planned before the end of the year, and will also continue focusing on its Pixel line of phones.Tag: GoogleThis article, "Google's Not Going to Make Tablets Anymore" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Ajit Pai tries to kill San Francisco’s attempt to spur broadband competition
S.F. ordinance lets ISPs reuse broadband wires in multi-unit buildings.
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5 negotiating tips girls can learn for a brighter future
Girls facing tough situations can feel powerless, and it's easy to understand why. They're young and likely just beginning to find their voice. What's more,  they may feel like they're at the will of the people around them.  Enter: negotiation. Being able to negotiate can make all the difference for girls, both now and in the future. If they can learn to leverage these skills at a young age, it'll start to feel more natural as they grow older.  "Whether girls are fighting to be in the classroom or the board room, to make informed choices about their futures, they need to be able to negotiate and effectively communicate," said Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of the non-profit Room to Read. Read more...More about Social Good, Negotiating Tips, Negotiating For Girls, Room To Read, and Social Good
Janelle Monáe wears rainbow-striped thong bikini on vacation
From black and white to rainbow bright.
New York Post
Roy Moore takes another shot at US Senate seat
Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced he will be running for the US Senate following his failed bid in 2017 after three women alleged he sexually abused them when they were teenagers decades ago. Moore has denied the allegations and claimed that there was a "political conspiracy" against him.
This suit makes you like a real-life Iron Man — Future Blink
UK-based company Gravity Industries has built these body-controlled, jet-powered “Iron Man”  suits. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Iron Man, Jetpack, Future Blink, and Tech
Auto-repair mogul gets five years for postal-truck repair scam
A New York auto repair magnate who was convicted of tax fraud has been sentenced to five years in prison for running a $30-million scheme in which he bribed US Postal Service employees to get postal truck repair jobs. Ibrahim “Tony” Issa, 57, who owns First Star Auto Repair in The Bronx and shops in...
New York Post
Depth of Field: The Metaphor of Trump and the MAGA Hat
Mandel Ngan's photo from Trump's rally on Tuesday says a lot about the president's grip on his own message.
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An Archbishop told a Jesuit school to fire a gay teacher. They said no
A Jesuit high school in Indiana can no longer call itself "Catholic" because it employs a teacher engaged in a same-sex marriage, a violation of Catholic teaching, the Archbishop of Indianapolis said. - RSS Channel
Supreme Court to decide case involving Puerto Rico
The justices said Thursday they expect to take up the issue in October.
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GOP firebrand Roy Moore announces 2020 bid for the US Senate
Judge Roy Moore, the controversial conservative firebrand, announced Thursday he will again compete for the GOP nomination to challenge his former rival in 2020.
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Frankie Dettori’s roll of pure gold has Royal Ascot in raptures | Greg Wood
Victory on Stradivarius sets up another wonderful effort but bookies breath again as Turgenev is just pippedAfter the second winner, they gave Frankie Dettori the top jockey’s armband. After the third, he said: “It doesn’t get better than this.” But it did.Caught in a pocket on Stradivarius with just over a furlong to run, Dettori managed to find room to launch a winning run on the even-money favourite. For the next 40 minutes, the bookmakers were staring into the abyss. Continue reading...
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Tour bus catches couple getting down while driving
This tour bus’ hilarious highway experience sure doesn’t leave much to the imagination. While driving down a highway, the group immediately noticed a couple in the car next to them having sex. While the location of the bizarre encounter is unclear, even the bus driver’s loud honking couldn’t embarrass the smiling duo.   Subscribe to...
New York Post
Digital Trends Live: Alexa monitors for heart attacks, robot fish, and more
On this episode of DT Live, we discuss the biggest tech stories of the day, including Alexa’s new skill to monitor for cardiac arrest, a possible leak for a Nintendo Switch Mini, a Nest Home security flaw, robot fish, and more.
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Alabama Republican Roy Moore launches 2020 Senate bid despite party opposition
Alabama Republican Roy Moore, whose 2017 U.S. Senate bid was derailed by allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct involving teenage girls, said on Thursday he would run again for the seat next year, defying his party's leadership.
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Chris Froome transferred to Monaco rehabilitation unit in 'first step' to recovery from crash
Britain's four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he has taken the "first step" in his recovery after being transferred to a rehabilitation unit in Monaco.
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Georgia protests: ‘Thousands storm parliament’ over Russian MP
Protesters have attempted to storm Georgia’s parliament over the appearance of a Russian MP.
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In Navy SEAL War Crimes Case, Key Witness Says He Killed Captive ISIS Fighter
The stunning testimony may upend the murder trial of Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher.
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Microsoft wants to make 'Minecraft' easier for kids to read
Microsoft is bringing its Immersive Reader to Minecraft: Education Edition. The tool will let users expand the text in character dialogue, settings and boards. Immersive Reader will dictate each word as it is highlighted, so users can follow along, a...
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HomeStreet defeats activist Roaring Blue Lion in proxy contest
HomeStreet Inc defeated Roaring Blue Lion Capital Management's campaign to unseat one director and install its own candidate, ending a two-year standoff between the financial services company and the...